For nearly 50 years, North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) has been delivering challenging outdoor adventure programs for people of all ages and walks of life. Every Outward Bound course is built around a progression that delivers powerful life lessons by encouraging participants to safely and confidently step outside their comfort zones while traveling in spectacular wilderness areas. We primarily choose to use the wilderness as our classroom where our objective is to train students through the wilderness, not for the wilderness. Through these experiences, participants learn important skills for life, such as leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork. A large part of Outward Bound focuses on group dynamics and development, however it can be a very personal experience as well.